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 in psychoanalytic theory, a description of how a child progressesthrough set stages that vary according to the focus of gratification(oral,anal, genital) and by the person towards which this feeling is directed at.

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September 27th 2021

actor/observer biases

 theserefer to the tendency for (a) ‘actors’ to explain their own behaviour in situationalterms and (b) observers to explain the behaviour of others in dispositional (person) terms.